TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Re-signed
Osvaldo Alonso is back for a third season with Minnesota United FC and thirteenth general in MLS, because the membership introduced Saturday that they’ve re-signed the 35-year-old veteran.
Alonso is thought to be a top-end defensive midfielder in MLS history, showing in 314 video games with 12 goals and 25 assists for the reason that 2009 marketing campaign. The Cuba native is a four-time MLS All-Star.
“We’ve managed to retain a player who I imagine has been the best in his place for the last 10 years in MLS,” head coach Adrian Heath said in a launch. “You have a look at the make-up of the player and it’s greater than just his means, there’s been a great deal of players with means that fall by the wayside and by no means had a career.
“Ozzie has maximized all the pieces that he has ever had: his talent, his character, his management qualities and his professionalism. It’s greater than just his football, everybody is aware of how good he’s on the field, you possibly can’t have sufficient individuals in your group like him.”
Alonso initially entered MLS with the Seattle Sounders, serving to the Pacific Northwest membership win 4 U.S. Open Cups and one MLS Cup (2016) and Supporters’ Defend (2014) apiece. In 2020, Alonso helped Minnesota advance to the Western Conference Final earlier than falling against his former team.
Alonso handled accidents throughout the 2020 marketing campaign, limiting him to 9 begins. In deep-lying spots, the Loons even have Hassani Dotson and Wil Trapp, with Trapp becoming a member of as a free agent after last competing for Inter Miami CF.